I ordered an accessory a week or so ago from the company that built my recumbent bike, and I just got a phone call from one of its employees. Here’s how the conversation unfolded, more or less: Him: We got your order and we shipped it. Unfortunately, our shipping clerk forgot to update your address… Continue reading How to keep a customer after you mess up
Here are a few of the more interesting things I’ve run across lately. Is it weird to watch a 10 minute video of bullets being fired into various [inert] substances? If so, color me weird. But there’s something fascinating about a 1 million frame per second slo-mo movie. Did you catch that? 1 MILLION FPS.… Continue reading Wandering the Web
I have no idea why the 57th anniversary of the bar code is such a big deal, but when even Google changes its logo in honor of the observance, then we must pay heed. I suspect that this site – it allows you to generate your own bar code – got swamped today. I couldn’t… Continue reading “Black and White and Read All Over”
Amazing example of stop-action video+animation. The footage repeats itself, but it’s worth watching twice. [Via BOOOOOOOM!] COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop) from blu on Vimeo.
It’s hard to believe that Debbie and I have been married 36 years, as we celebrate that milestone today. I’ve always granted that I married above my station, and that’s reinforced every day as I continue to see her through a filter of love and respect. And my prayer every day is that I will… Continue reading 36 and Counting
In response to the extensive feedback* I’ve recently received, we’re starting over (again!) with the Gazette, and basically returning to a more-or-less traditional blog format. It’s going to take a while to get reformatted, so please bear with us. *At least five people, representing 87.6% of my total readership, suggested this approach.
They say that whatever you do on New Year’s Day, you’ll do throughout the year. They’re wrong, of course, but it’s still a nice thought when the day unfolds as well as this one did. I know you’re dying for the details: Up at the unheard-of time of 8:30 a.m., NYD being the one day… Continue reading A most excellent day…
The new year is off to a propitious start. (No, I don’t really know what “propitious” means, but one of my unofficial New Year’s resolutions is to use more big words.) We slept in this morning, which for us means until 7:30 a.m., ate a leisurely breakfast, read the paper and watched some of the… Continue reading Good Beginning